Nothing is Impossible
Nothing is impossible
For years I've have listen to people talking about how the generations are changing. I have heard countless "In my days" and "we would have never have done this" oh and my personal fave "look at them with that technology"
The world is changing......fast and we seem to have forgotten the fact that complaining has never gotten anyone anywhere, Ive read (in a very good source) that a complaining wife is like a dripping tap........need I say more? lets take action and instead of carrying on this way remember that we have the power to raise a generation that will be incredible humans, a generation that will love others instead of living from a place of hate. A generation with enough courage to rise against those who wish only to suppress them. A generation that will end poverty! A generation that will end human trafficking! A generation that will save millions of children around the world from sex slavery! We read statistics, we shed tears and then we move on, we don't change (forgive me when I say this) and then we complain about future generations. what if we united with them? What if we taught them the value of life and freedom? What if we help them change the very world we live in!
It starts with us
I remember one day reading an article about 100 Christian girls and women who were stolen from their families and taken to be sex slaves. As I read I began to cry, as the tears began to fall onto my computer I shut the article, I couldn't read anymore and then I opened Instagram and wrote a post on how saddened I was, That was it, I sat and wrote a post. Sounds silly hey, Girls were being raped and I was sitting there on my iPhone typing a statement that held no change. I felt empty and helpless. My thought pattern was - I can't believe this is happening, those poor children, those poor women, Im so mad that this happens in this world, I wish I could do something, I can't do anything, I can't help then, This is so sad I need to stop thinking about it. Thats it! I was moved but would I do anything to help? No. I went on with my life, I enjoyed my beautiful children, the comforts of my home, the fact that my husband would never hurt me, the fact that he keeps us safe. I was at peace in my bubble, I could deafen all the sad noise in the world and just exist in my comfortable life.
I want you all to hear my heart in this. I realise we all have our lives to live but we can always do something. There will always be someway we can help. It starts with us, we teach our children more out of our actions then from what comes out of our mouths. We have the incredible honour of showing our children grace, we can teach them to fight against injustice and stand for what is right. We can show them that this world may seem immense but with every step we take we can make a change. Find what stirs their hearts and show them how to use that passion to help those around them.
My heart has always been for women, helping them see themselves as they were created. When I think of women and children and the massive targets they seem to have on their backs (big or small) around the world my heart stirs to a point that it is impossible for me not to help. My hearts breaks for them to the point where it almost unbearable. How amazing would it be to what our children change the world. To not sit by and live in it but to get up and live for it. To protect their future generations.
I am in no way saying lets put their urge to help in a box, My youngest son is crazy about animals, he asked me what happened to the dinosaurs and I told him they all died. After explaining that alot of animals die from how we live I watched his mind start to race and a passion to help animals arise. Our children are given such beautiful gifts and the very thing we thought they may grow to be could be completely wrong. Imagine if that 3 year old tipping over your coffee was infact a future president. Imagine if that little one playing one to many computer games could grow up to be the very person that creates networks around the world to bring countries out of isolation. Imagine if your little princess that is screaming "let it go, Let it go" at the top of her lungs for the millionth time could grow up to be a voice for women around the world. Or in my case imagine if that girl crying in her room because she was told yet again that she was dumb, dyslexic and would never do anything with her life would grow up to be a writer! My point is, it is soooooo easy to forget that we are shaping the futures of our children right now. We are creating thought patterns, we are forming opinions and most importantly we have a massive impact on how they will grow to see themselves.
I believe we are not in this world be accident. I believe every single one of us have a purpose. I believe we all have so much more strength then we could ever imagine.
My vow to my children is I will never underestimate the humans they are and will forever believe that they will be extraordinary.